Band-tailed Fruiteater (Pipreola intermedia)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Cotingidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Males  | Loc. Satipo Road|Manu Road

Age: Adult | Sex: Females  | Loc. Satipo Road|Manu Road

Age: Adult | Sex: Males  | Loc. Manu Road

Age: Adult | Sex: Females  | Loc. Carpish Mountain|Manu Road

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The male Band-tailed Fruiteater has green upperparts with a black hood and bib bordered by yellow. The underparts are heavily scaled with black (intermidia) or yellow bordered by green with black scaling (signata). The female has green upperparts with a green head and yellow underparts scaled with black.  Both sexes have red bill and legs. The tail has a black terminal band. It forages in the canopy of the sub-canopy humid montane forests. It is similar to the Green-and-Black Fruiteater but is distinguished by having a green tail with a black terminal band. None of the sub-species has a red iris.

Status: The Band-tailed Fruiteater is common in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1500-3000 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Frutero de Cola Bandeada.

Sub-species: Band-tailed Fruiteater (Pipreola intermedia intermedia), Taczanowski, 1884.   E slope of Peruvian Andes, from La Libertad and San Martín S to Junín.
(Pipreola intermedia signata), (Hellmayr), 1917.  E slope of Andes in SE Peru (Cuzco, Puno) and W Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).

Meaning of Name: Pipreola: A variation on Pipra in order to indicate affinity” (Snow 1982). intermedia: intermediate, a form that is between others in appearance.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.